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Cheshire Bound 2m


I am off to Tatton Park tomorrow. With four little birds from work (thats their description of themselves at the Seaside before). I have been looking at the show webpages today.My head is already spinning! 18 Flowerbeds from councils, colleges, and towns. 15 large show gardens (ahh to exhibit one day at one of the major show gardens..dreams). 32 Back to Back Gardens with numerous planting, structural, and phiolosophical ideas, and 13 Show features where the design is left open to the exhibitors. Masses of flower and plant societies, companys selling their plants, and garden sundrys. It will rain im sure.Everywhere I have been with Hils (my garden friend) its rained. Five hours in Harlow Carr in June where we got soaked.The second trip we only got a few showers near the end of the day. I like being outside with the wind on my face, and sun or rain on my hair. I have a semi tanned look from all my walking outside. If I had a garden I’d be tanned and windswept all year around (and outside more than in!). The last major flower show of the year. In the grounds of Tatton Park country house. It itself has gardens, some done in the Italian style. I was reading about the gentlemans grand tour of Europe in the 18th Century. Thought to expand your mind, tastes, and sensitvities. Before backpacking was invented the landed Gentry were doing it. I will be hopefully be expanding my mind, sensitvities, and taste tomorrow being exposed to numerous gardens. Traditional, and Contempory. I already have some ideas which ones to photograph.The ones that move me through the structure, design, planting, or the ideas behind it. Its amazing how much effort goes into designing them and growing plants for perfection of the 17th to 22nd July, whatever the weather. I will display photos on snappycrocsgarden, and write my random thoughts here. As the radio advert has been going for weeks now “for people who love their gardens”. Plant heaven awaits….with a few raindrops I bet :) I hope you are all enjoying your weekend, in the garden if its possible, looking out if its not.

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